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One of the tank bolts on our toiletleaks, but only when the tank is full. I have tried new washers, new washers with silicone, same result, only leaks when full. is there something else I can try

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If it is a bolt that the cistern is using for mounting on the wall, lower the water level in the cistern as it is too full
the level should be around 1" lower that mounting holes or just below the overflow opening whether it be a pipe to the outside ordown the center of the flush tube into the pan

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Hello, I have an old American Standard toilet (1985) and one of the bolts that holds the fill tank to the actual toilet bowl is leaking......


Yes, those parts are a 'Standard' (excuse pun) part. Replace them both and the seal between the tank and bowl. Buy a small tube of silicone too. There are bound to be videos of how to replace. It is fairly straight forward. Don't overtighten the bolts, finger tight and a quarter turn.

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If the tank base has a good seal and when attached properly it will not leak. If the tank base has a line fracture or is pitted, it will leak. Inspect the base and the port the base sits in for any defects. Overnighting bolts can sometime cause damage to the seat and the only way to fix that is to use a silicone seal from a tube and apply lightly around the base, put the tank in place, tighten moderately, and let it sit unused for 24 hours until the seal cures.

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Hi keithn60...

I had the same problem one time with my toilet tank, the answer is to put some silicone on the seal washer between the take and bowl assembly and to use a level on the tank to tighten it just enough to be level and not leak.
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I have a Glacier Bay dual flush toilet that makes hissing noises sporadically. How do I make it stop?


I have a glacier bay dual flush toilet. I have had it since 2009. When it started the hissing noise I tried diff things to fix it. New water valve, new washer from tank to bowel.
The food die in the tank showed water was leaking into the bowl. As a result the water would try to keep filling the take every time a little water escaped making it hiss. Sound familiar?
Finally I contacted someone on line home depot and the glacier bay manufacture was the main people. You need a silicone washer that goes in the main center piece mechanism that lets the water into your tank. You need to remove the center main piece in your tank. at the bottom inside the mechanism itself is a washer the size of a coffee mug top circle.
You can only see it if you take apart the two pieces. Once this goes inside your problem WILL BE SOLVED. The manufacture sent it to me for free. She knew right way. What causes the problem is cleaner tablets in the tank or bad water. So that's it folks

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I have a massive leak where the tank joins the bowl assembly. so i guess i need a new gasket,,,,yes?


Yes you will need to replace the old gasket to prevent leakage, and when you put the new seal between the tank and base be sure to level the tank using a level and do not over tighten the bolts that hold the tank to the base.
I would also use a little silicone on the bolt heads that are inside of the tank to help prevent leaks from there also.
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If you have 2-part toilet, then tank is attached to bowl with 2 bolts.
Look inside tank and you can see bolts with rubber washers located on either side of flush valve.
The 2 bolts hold tank and bowl together and between tank and bowl is a washer called the spud washer.
So spud washer could be leaking ... or 2 bolts could be leaking.

1) If bolts are leaking, there is usually dripping all the time, and drips are visible on bottoms of bolts
If spud washer is leaking, then tank could leak only when tank is flushed.

2) First thing to try is tightening nuts on the 2 bolts. Nuts may be loose. Tighten nuts a few turns, and check if toilet still leaks.

3) To fix a spud washer, you usually need a new generic one from hardware store.
Newer tanks with 1.6 gallon flush have special sized spud washer.
geno_3245_105.jpgTank is upside down and spud washer is fit over flush valve

If you cannot find new spud washer, re-use old one and smear retorseal on it during re-assembly to make sure it seals. Rectoseal is good for many home plumbing repairs. More about that in a moment.
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4) To take apart tank: Disconnect supply line to tank. Empty water out of tank. Remove nuts from bolts. Lift tank off. Wash out tank with hose. Make sure there is no sand or sediment left in bottom that might clog up flush holes located inside bowl after tank is re-assembled.

5) Remove old spud washer, and put new one on. Do a google-image search for 'spud washer' if you need more photos. New spud washer fits over flush valve. That's it. And then reassemble tank.
If you want to apply rectorseal to washer, put washer on as shown in photo above. Then smear-or-gawm rectorseal over area of washer that sits on bowl. Rectorseal will make sure there is no more leaking.

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Under the heads of the two bolts (inside the tank) there should also be rubber washers. Remove the bolts, clean the bolt holes (in the tank) thoroughly (a nylon scouring pad works). If the rubber washer aren't new, replace them. If the bolts aren't new, replace them too. While you have it apart, thoroughly clean the surfaces where the large rubber gasket seats too, in case your leak is coming from there. If cleaning and new bolts and washers doesn't fix it, you might try some plumbers putty or bathtub silicon caulk (not on the large gasket). Coat the two rubber washer generously all over. Good luck.

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